The federal election is only 32 days away. Now is the perfect time to let your local candidate know how you feel about the objectification of women, sexualisation of children and pornification of society. The research is solid. There is no longer any doubt about the devastating harms to our children and young people – indeed to all of us. We need our political leaders to act. But they will only take action if they see there is a constituency for change.
We’ve done the hard work for you. All the latest research is contained in three recent submissions on sexualisation of children, harms of pornography and links between gender inequality and domestic violence.
Request a 15-minute meeting with your candidate. Or email or call them with your thoughts. You can approach them out on the ‘hustings’ at shopping centres and other public places. Or if they turn up on your doorstep! You will find them more open than ever to hearing from you. The main political parties keep tabs on what constituents are raising with them so make your views known.
Here are some points you can make (refer to our submissions for more detail):
You can find out who your candidate is on the website of the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC). After the close of nominations, the AEC publishes a list of candidates in each seat, along with the contact information that candidates have chosen to make public. The Declaration of Candidate Nominations happens on Friday 12 June.
Another source is Wikipedia. Contributors to Wikipedia’s candidate page are already tracking media statements and party information about who the candidates may be. There are detailed profiles and links to personal websites for some candidates.
Some of the major parties have published online directories for their candidates (parties are listed in alphabetical order).
Let us know how you go.
From the team at Collective Shout
Open letter to Australian Politicians regarding the rainbow attempt to undermine Australian marriage and family and harm children:
This homosexual “marriage” issue is not really about giving equality to that convincing homosexual couple who have visited your electoral office and convinced you that they love each other and therefore should be allowed to “marry.”
That conclusion will cause you to give in to all sorts of manipulation, and just as a spoilt, persistent child who gets his or her (or "its" if the rainbow wins) way will never be satisfied, neither will this rainbow movement. They will be empowered to go even harder after all their opponents, which make up millions of Australians.
Also, what happens when a Muslim, or Mormon man comes in to see you about why he can’t legally have four wives? Why not "equality" for them too.
Then there are the dangerous potential risks to children. What happens when two homosexual pedophiles “marry” and adopt or arrange for surrogate children to carry out their deviant sexual acts on these children behind closed doors under the respectability of being “married”?
We as a society will not know the full extent of the child abuse possibly about to be unleashed until these children are old enough to speak out about it. The current royal commissions into child sexual abuse may well be tame in comparison.
Do we as a society want to risk such things under the false assumption that undermining the institutions of marriage and family will make things more equal for homosexuals? They already have equal status with married men and women so why take this risky step.
It is a social experiment which has already caused too much damage and division across Australia. It is one of the most divisive issues our country has seen for a long time. Children are being bullied in school playgrounds across Australia for standing up for traditional marriage. There are mock homosexual sex acts and mock homosexual “weddings” being performed on school verandahs, and children’s consciences are being seared. Why should they have to deal with this?
Normalizing homosexuality will most likely only lead to children being encouraged to try such sexual acts, or to let adults do it to them, which may well lead to a massive increase in child abuse, drug abuse, mental health issues and other drains on our national health system.
Suicide is already the largest cause of death in Australia. Encouraging youth to try gay sex acts will only lead to a massive increase in youth suicide. Wrong living does not lead to right minds or peace of mind, it leads to distressed minds, shame, health problems, broken relationships. Normalizing unnatural sex acts is not the answer it will just cause more suffering.
Please stand up for our children.
Malcolm Turnbull said the resignation yesterday of the architect of Safe Schools, Roz Ward, after she declared the Australian flag “racist” on Facebook earlier this week, will “certainly underline concerns many people had” about the controversial LGBTI anti-bullying program.
Just days after the announcement that Daniel Andrew's had appointed Socialist Rainbow Ideologist Roz Ward to a Victorian Government post as a well paid advisor, an investigation by the Australian Newspaper has revealed her hatred of Australia and her radical plan to make Australia a Socialist country flying not just a rainbow flag on top of Parliament House but a Socialist red flag to replace the Australian flag.
She has now been forced to resign the post and is under investigation by the university she works for. The people of Victoria should now punish the arrogance of Daniel Andrew's for forcing this gay indoctrination program on our children, and for allowing the rainbow victory banner to fly over our parliament house, by abandoning the ALP in the upcoming election on July 2nd.
"Bill Shorten has defended a controversial program acquainting school kids with concepts like gender fluidity as appropriate despite the scheme’s key advocate, Roz Ward, branding the Australian flag as “racist”.
Ms Ward, the Safe Schools Coalition co-ordinator, was forced to quit her advisory role with the Victorian government and faces an internal university investigation over a Facebook post in which she labelled the flag “racist” and called for it to be replaced with a socialist red ensign.
Ms Ward, who was advising the Victorian government on LGBTI issues, posted the comment on her Facebook along with a photo of the rainbow flag on top of Parliament House with the comment: “Now we just need to get rid of the racist Australian flag on top of state parliament and get a red one up there and my work is done.”
Ms Ward remains employed as the Victorian co-ordinator of Safe Schools through La Trobe University, but a university spokesman said her post was being investigated.
As Australia marks national "Sorry Day," many Victorians especially are starting to see through the fog of the rainbow deception and ask questions. Questions for example about just what will be happening to the children adopted by homosexual couples, as made legal and therefore State encouraged, by the Andrew's ALP Victorian state government..
When a generation of children, legally taken from their mothers, to feed the selfish lusts of homosexual men, or lesbian women, or transgender, mixed gender, confused gender groupings of people, possibly more than two, groupings which may well include pedophiles, are old enough to testify to what they have been through behind closed doors, the possible sexual abuse, the abuse of having to experience gay sex acts in their home, the abuse of being denied either a mother or a father, WHO WILL SAY SORRY TO THEM????
Make no mistake Daniel Andrew's, Roz Ward, Bill Shorten, Penny Wong, James Merlino, Tanya N0-Plebiscite, Warren Entsch and Co, you will be held to account. People have long memories and will not forget this rainbow totalitarian madness, Safe Schools and BRR deception, and gender nonsense you are forcefully and arrogantly imposing on our once young and free society.
We will not forget.
As the rainbow coup continues to bully its way into every level of government and media it continues to destabilize, divide and destroy the tolerant society which enabled its entry and insidious growth.
Normalizing gays sex acts, one of the main goals of the rainbow movement, will desensitize society to harmful behavior, weaken public morality and smash up the cultural values which have made our once young and free nation great.
The modern idol of "LGBTIQ Rights" has spread its tentacles to every facet of our community. But who gives them the right to teach our children that gay sex is now the norm and that children can choose their gender?
Realizing that their best efforts to convince everyone that gay sex is the go, have failed, they now seek to forcefully impose this view on society. They even insist that God approves of such behavior. Would God approve of a person behaving in such a way which His word specifically describes as "abhorrent" behavior?
The Australian election is focused much on building a great and economically powerful country. All well and good, but once you have a country overrun by the ascendant rainbow which will be at war with the church and with all Australian citizens who disagree with gay sex acts being taught to our children, why bother building such a strong economy?
It would be like building up a strong German economy just to hand it over to the Nazis for them to use the power of the State to further impose its intolerant, anti-traditional values, anti-morality, anti-freedom agenda.
There can be no decent, moral, law-abiding, truth-telling, honest society which works well, and is worth living in, without underlying virtues (truth telling, honesty, respect for moral laws, respect for all human life, freedom of speech, religion and conscience) forming a solid foundation. The rainbow movement are out to destroy our nation’s foundations, and they are doing it right now under our noses.
The election on July 2nd is the only hope the people of Australia have to turn back the tide of immorality swamping our once young and free nation.
If, like many other Australians, you cannot vote for your usual local candidate because they support promoting gay sex to your children and grandchildren by undermining marriage, and promoting the gay rainbow ideology which is destroying our good society, then you must vote for a minor party who will defend your family and the values our forefathers fought and died for. If your usual party will not stand up and protect our children do not give them your vote.
There are many minor parties who will defend our children and our freedom. Family First, ALA, Australian Christians, CDC are just some such minor parties worthy of your vote. Send a message to the arrogant men and woman of the major parties that you will not let them continue to destroy the moral fabric of our nation.
The Federal ALP has revealed its totalitarian plans to establish a Gestapo inspired "LGBTIQ Discrimination Commissioner" to even further impose community acceptance of all things gay. 1
Under an ALP/Greens government Australians will be further intimidated and silenced as the rainbow movement continue their rampage through our once young and free Australia.
The commissioner and its well funded hit squad will raid and prosecute anyone who speaks out against gay ideology and gender fluid ideology madness. It will only serve to divide Australia and fuel the overthrow of our nation by left-wing Marxists who are at war with, God, God's people, common-sense, Australia's foundations and history.
This is the start of a ramping up of a far more radical plan to restrict our freedoms and impose the totalitarian rainbow ideology on our once young and free Australia. July 2nd is shaping up to be our last chance to turn back the tide of the multi-coloured tsunami fast destroying our nation.
The Freedom Blog
1- ABC news.
Above: The Rainbow Victory Banner flying over the Victorian Government's Parliament building in Melbourne, Australia on 24th May 2016
What is Australian Marriage Forum's opposition to same-sex marriage based on?
The heart of our opposition to same-sex 'marriage' is that such an institution would deliberately deprive future children of either their mother or their father, and that is an injustice we should never contemplate. It hurts children if we break the bond with their mother or father, and same-sex 'marriage' is just a new government policy for breaking that bond. We never learn.
We also oppose same-sex 'marriage' because it is untrue – a legal fiction with no foundation in nature. Marriage is not a social invention to be cut to shape according to political fad; it is a social recognition of timeless natural reality: male, female, offspring. Only a terminally demented culture like the modern West would seek to repeal nature and build our society on an artificial foundation.
We also oppose same-sex 'marriage' because it is a package deal that brings with it the entire radical rainbow agenda. Once homosexual relations are normalised in the central institution of society, that gives the LGBT lobby the big stick of anti-discrimination law to normalise homosexual behaviour in the school curriculum, and to silence conscientious dissenters. Think 'Safe Schools' and Archbishop Porteous. 'Marriage equality' is not ultimately about marriage; it is about sexual radicals getting the legal clout to push their values down society's throat.
Are you only opposed to the proposition of equal marriage or is the opposition to equality under the law for LGBTI in general?
Same-sex couples already have exactly the same legal status and benefits as any de facto or married couple in Australia, with no discrimination whatsoever, and we do not oppose that.
Same-sex couples already have full relationship equality with other couples, but their relationship is a different thing to the great natural project of marriage and family and they need to find a different word.
What are your thoughts on homosexuality? Do you believe it is a normal expression of human sexuality?
My thoughts are that homosexuality does not define a person: he or she is a unique, transient and beloved creature like anyone else, and if a person happens to experience same-sex impulses that is merely a puzzling aspect of their emotional makeup; it is not who they are.
Homosexuality is clearly not normal in a statistical sense, since only 1.2% of the Australian population identify as homosexual while 97.5% identify as heterosexual.[i] In a clinical sense I agree with Dr Robert Spitzer, the gay-friendly psychiatrist who led the campaign to delete homosexuality from the APA's Diagnostic & Statistical Manual in 1973, who described homosexuality as "a form of irregular sexual development". It is not a mental illness, but nor is it normal, and for many years Spitzer argued against "the acceptance of the view that homosexuality is a normal variant."[ii] We should not form public policy on marriage or sex-education based on the false view that homosexuality is normal.
In an Australian Marriage Forum advert it states that "The radicalisation of sex education and usurping of parental authority is (in our view) a main objective of the homosexual revolution." Can you explain this further? What do you believe is the end game for LGBTI advocates? Do you believe that legalising same sex marriage will lead to other reforms, if so what could they be?
The logic is simple: if the law says homosexual "marriage" is normal and right, schools will be obliged, by anti-discrimination law, to teach that homosexual behaviour is normal and right. There is no option. Parents today can push back against the 'Safe Schools' program - but parents will be sidelined and treated as bigots if they object to such material once homosexual 'marriage' becomes the law of the land.
Parents need to understand that the genderless agenda is a package deal: if they vote for 'marriage equality' they are voting for 'Safe Schools' on steroids and agreeing to relinquish control of their child's moral education to sexual radicals.
If they vote for 'marriage equality', based on President Obama's executive order this week to all 96,000 public schools in the US, parents are voting for their daughter to have to share change-rooms with disturbed young men who claim they are women – all on the basis of genderless 'equality'.
The end game of any revolution is to remake society in its own radical image: that is achieved largely through controlling the education of the next generation and by silencing dissenting voices. Think 'Safe Schools' and Archbishop Porteous...
Some commentators have observed that the debate between progressives and conservatives on issues such as Safe Schools, Gayby Baby, marriage equality etc is part of a "culture war" between left and right. What are your thoughts on this?
Wait for my book in a few months time. There will be a chapter on cultural Marxism and its many and varied fellow travellers and their relentless attacks on marriage and family over the last century.
Are you concerned that language used to describe the push for LGBTI inclusion - eg the flyers we saw recently protesting the AFL's upcoming Pride game, comparing legalising same sex marriage to the stolen generation - could be damaging for LGBTI young people and their families?
I am concerned at the emotional blackmail used by supporters of same-sex 'marriage' which claims that any and every statement of opposition to same-sex 'marriage' is "damaging for LGBTI young people and their families" - so we had better just shut up and let them be the only voice in the public square.
Examples: in the Sydney Morning Herald, Justin Koonin, convenor of the NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, specified our full-page ad in The Australian (10/8/15[iii]) as an example of the "bigoted opinions that we know cause harm to same-sex attracted and gender diverse young people". [iv] In an earlier report about our television ad aired during Mardi Gras in March 2015[v], the director of Australian Marriage Equality, Rodney Croome, said our ad was "actually harming the many Australian children being raised by same-sex couples". [vi]
Do you see how this game works? If anyone makes the case for keeping marriage between man and woman, the mere act of raising such an argument is "actually harming" children. There is only one solution: say nothing. Breathing a word makes us culpable for depression and even death in young people!
That is shameless emotional blackmail designed to silence one side of a serious debate.
I am astonished at the portrayal of LGBT young people and families as so fragile that they must be protected from hearing any discussion about homosexual marriage and parenting. How condescending! And it goes with the pathetic proposition that we should overturn the foundational institution of society as a form of psychological therapy for LGBT young people and their families. There are less radical ways to help them feel loved and respected.
[i] Percentage of Australian adults who identify as homosexual, (1.6% male, 0.8% female =1.2% overall), see Anthony M.A. et al, (2003) Sex in Australia, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 27 (2), 138–145 http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1467-842X.2003.tb00801.x
[ii] Robert L Spitzer, cited in Ronald Bayer, Homosexuality and American Psychiatry: the Politics of Diagnosis, Princeton University Press, 1981, p.128 and Afterword (1987 edition). http://books.google.com.au/books?id=-LNxb_yVY4gC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Homosexuality+and+American+Psychiatry#v=onepage&q=&f=false
[iii] AMF newspaper ad in The Australian 10/8/15 http://australianmarriage.org/wp-content/uploads/AMF_Australian.jpg
[iv] Koonin, SMH http://www.smh.com.au/national/samesex-marriage-lgbti-advocates-fear-harm-from-plebiscite-20150812-gixdri.html
[v] TV ad link https://youtu.be/s80wL5al5NA
[vi] Croome SMH http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/backlash-after-antimarriage-equality-ad-debuts-on-mardi-gras-night-20150308-13y8yi.html
Originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald.
Written By: Jill Stark May 20, 2016
"It is difficult to believe that the alternative Prime Minister of Australia has today committed to publicly funding a program which teaches children that their gender is fluid.
ACL Managing Director Lyle Shelton said no one wanted to see children bullied at school for any reason but today’s comments by Labor leader Bill Shorten that Labor in Government would continue to fund the so-called Safe Schools program would be of concern to most Australian parents.
“This represents Labor’s final capitulation to Greens’ ideology,” Mr Shelton said.
“Schools already have excellent anti-bullying programs. They don’t need a program teaching children their gender is fluid.
“Parents do not want boys, especially at high school, in the same toilets or change rooms as their daughters. This is something the Safe Schools material encourages,” Mr Shelton said.
“Most parents along with prominent feminists and paediatricians do not accept the idea that gender is simply a social construct.
“The Safe Schools resource for four year olds, The Gender Fairy, tells children that ‘no one can tell you if you are a boy or a girl’.”
Mr Shelton said it was concerning that Mr Shorten had not ruled out allowing Safe Schools to promote the Minus 18 website which gives instruction to girls on how to bind their chests and boys on how to tuck their genitals.
“Concern about children role-playing homosexual relationships is not right wing bigotry. The rainbow political agenda has overreached to the point where anyone questioning it is subject to verbal bullying to keep them quiet,” he said.
“This is a sad state of affairs for our nation.
"ACL, along with millions of ordinary Australians, look forward to the day when Labor comes back to the centre on social policy."
A few in the media and academia are finally recognizing that neither place is friendly to conservatives or evangelicals. That recognition is refreshing!
When liberal journalists come out and confess their bias, it’s tempting to say, “The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem.” But don’t. This is good news.
Writing at the New York Times recently, columnist Nicholas Kristof took that hard first step. The title of his piece says it all: “A Confession of Liberal Intolerance.”
“We progressives,” he writes, “believe in diversity, and we want women, blacks, Latinos, gays and Muslims at the table, so long as they aren’t conservatives.” (Or, one might reasonably add, evangelical Christians).
Kristof and fellow liberals profess a love for tolerance and diversity. But when it comes to the most important kind—diversity of thought—he admits that the gatekeepers in academia and the media actively stigmatize those who hold views different from their own.
“We’re fine with people who don’t look like us,” he writes, “as long as they think like us.”
Universities, once recognized as bastions of tolerance and diversity, bear perhaps the greatest blame. Kristof cites studies showing that just 6 to 11 percent of humanities professors are conservatives. Fewer than one in ten social-studies professors call themselves conservative. For perspective, consider that twice that number identify as Marxists!
And lest anyone blame this on conservative self-selection, a third of academics openly admit that they would be less likely to hire a qualified candidate who voted Republican. Black evangelical sociologist George Yancey says he faces more discrimination on campus for his Christian beliefs than he does off-campus for the color of his skin. This aggressive bias turns classrooms into hard-left “echo-chambers” where only one side of any debate is ever heard.
Kristof took his concerns to Facebook, where he asked his mostly liberal followers why those who pride themselves on tolerance can be so intolerant. The replies he got were stunning.
“Much of the ‘conservative’ worldview consists of ideas that are known empirically to be false,” commented one fellow liberal.
Why stop with conservatives? asked another. “How about we make faculties more diverse by hiring idiots?”
Wow. Kristof was understandably dumbfounded. “My Facebook followers have incredible compassion for war victims in South Sudan, for kids who have been trafficked, even for abused chickens, but no obvious empathy for conservative scholars facing discrimination.”
Speaking of Facebook, Kristof wasn’t the only one this month coming clean about left-wing bias. Several former Facebook employees recently told Gizmodo that the social media titan’s “news curators” “routinely [suppressed] conservative news” on the site’s trending module.
Rather than serving as an unbiased meter of what people are talking about, concluded Gizmodo, “Facebook’s news section reflects “the biases of its workers and the institutional imperatives of the corporation.”
Whatever your political persuasion, this skewing of education and news to push an agenda is toxic to free societies. It’s gotten so bad that even a few brave liberals are asking, “Is this really what we stand for?”
And we should applaud them! But it’s only a start. If we want other voices heard in academia and the media, we have to make the case for why that’s crucial—both by helping our friends and neighbors recognize the bias, and by offering our own voices in answer to the echo.
Liberal Censorship: Breaking out of the Echo Chamber
Wherever your sphere of influence, it's important to let your voice be heard. Speak out against the obvious bias and intolerance apparent in the agenda for so many news sources. When just one side is presented, reality is distorted. But as Eric highlights, it's noteworthy to have liberal journalists acknowledge their faults in this area. Check out the links below to read more on this topic.
Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News
Michael Nunez | gizmodo.com | May 09, 2016
Facebook news selection is in hands of editors not algorithms, documents show
Sam Thielman | The Guardian | May 12, 2016
A Confession of Liberal Intolerance
Nicholas Kristof | New York Times | May 7, 2016
Target stores in the US have been boycotted by over 1.25m people over their ridiculous decision to allow anyone to use whatever toilets they liked in Target shops. Their decision, to appease the lunatic gender Marxists taking over the West, has backfired, as right-minded people across Western countries begin to re-take their cities from the rainbow coup offensives of the past few years. As the AFA in the USA report below:
Target sales drop, stock loses $10B since boycott started.
Monday, May 23, 2016
"On a media call last, week Target CEO Brian Cornell was asked if the boycott had an effect on their sales or stock price. He responded by saying "To date we have not seen a material or measurable impact on our business. Just a handful of stores across the country have seen some activity and have been impacted."
Did you hear that? When asked about over 1.25 million people who are boycotting his store he shrugs it off and uses the word "handful."
Don't let Target's arrogance fool you. We are having an impact and the boycott is making a difference.
Since we launched the Boycott Target Pledge April 21, over 1.25 million people have signed on. Another interesting fact, Target has remained silent on Facebook and Twitter. The most recent post on Target’s Facebook page came April 23, and their Twitter has been silent since April 19.
According to Breitbart News "Target's stock has fallen 20 percent - from $84 per share to $67 per share - since it imposed the pro-transgender policy on its customer base of families. That loss has chopped roughly $10 billion from the overall shareholder value of the company, according to a chart produced by Yahoo.com."
AFA's reason for boycotting is to see Target reverse their policy and send a message to other companies that it’s bad business to embrace this LGBT political agenda over common sense and safety
In comparison to other major retailers, Target's stock has dropped three and four times more than the stock of its competitors. While there are many factors at play in the stock market, we do believe the boycott has played a role in the company’s public image and ultimate stock fall the past four weeks.
I say all of that to say this; your efforts are making an impact. If you haven't already, sign the Boycott Target Pledge.
Exclusive: Marxist is school LGBTI adviser
Safe Schools social engineering gay indoctrination program author andprominent Australian Marxist leader, "Roz Ward has been appointed to a high-level committee advising the Victorian government on education issues." The Australian
A vote for ALP or Greens on July 2nd will tip the balance firmly in favour of the Marxists who are on the verge of consolidating their power already.
The Totalitarian Tyranny being imposed by Obama in the US Transgender Restrooms saga is coming soon to your Australian school and neigbourhood if ALP/Greens get the votes.
Read the latest from ERIC METAXAS:
5 Things Parents Can do:
The government’s staggering overreach last Friday smacks more of colonial tyranny than anything I can remember. Parents are rightly outraged, but what can we do?
My BreakPoint colleague, John Stonestreet, and I are both dads. In fact, we are both dads of daughters. Thus, Friday’s bathroom edict from the Obama administration hit particularly close to home, since it is girls like our daughters that are the most vulnerable.
But what can we do? As we like to say at the Colson Center, outrage is not a strategy. So I’d like to propose five things.
First, as John said on Monday, we have to understand the issue. This is a biggie, folks, on a number of levels: government overreach and ideological extortion, denial of biological realities, equivocation with civil rights, and on and on. At BreakPoint.org, we’ve compiled the best resources we could find to explain the gravity of this staggering exercise in government tyranny.
Second, we have to speak out. As American citizens, we should contact our state leaders and encourage them not to allow this blatant violation of state sovereignty—which it is—to go unchecked. As parents, we should contact our school boards and principals, and demand to know how they plan to protect all the children in the school in light of this edict.
Third, it’s time to talk to your children about the transgender issues. Yes, it’s uncomfortable. And none of us thought we’d have to add this to our plan in raising our children, but at times, our culture leaves us no choice. We all need to have “the talk” with our children, and today “the talk” includes not only the birds and the bees, but also gender, identity, marriage, and how to hold convictions about these things with courage, grace, and truth.
If you don’t talk to your children about these things, someone else—the media, the schools, the government, their peers—will.
And there’s a lot to cover. Happily, there’s a new resource hot off the press, and it couldn’t be more timely. John Stonestreet, along with our partners at AXIS and Sean McDowell have produced a “Family Conversation Kit” on gender, sex, and marriage.
This four-part series includes video teaching, with examples from popular culture to discuss with your kids, and tons of resources to look at together. And it offers something absolutely necessary, a clear description of God’s created intent for us as image-bearers, male and female, and how that enables His vision for sex and marriage.
Come to BreakPoint.org/gender, and we’ll tell you how you can purchase this digital download—it’s worth every penny, trust me. It will set the stage for the conversation you must have with your kids. It is great for schools, small groups, and youth groups, too.
Fourth, Christians need to be clear on who the enemy is not. Many gender-confused school children are themselves the victims of very bad ideas. They’re being misled by those who would advance theories and policies that deny observable biological realities. Ideas have consequences, and bad ideas have victims. Your family, your church, and your Christian community may be called upon to do victim care. Develop a plan now.
And finally, parents need to seriously consider alternative educational options. My family has chosen private education, and John’s family homeschools. Some families may feel they have no choice but to send their kids to public schools, and I get that. But there are more options than ever when it comes to educational alternatives. A line in the sand has been crossed, folks. Christian parents need to investigate other options. And churches need to jump in the process too, innovating opportunities for those families currently unable to take advantage of the alternatives.
So come to BreakPoint.org. We’ve got lots of resources there to help, and remember, at BreakPoint.org/gender we have information on the Family Conversation Kit on gender, sex, and marriage.
Five Things You Can Do about Transgender Restrooms: Speak out, Take Action
Download the Family Conversation Kit today, and get the tools you need to start those dialogs with family, friends and co-workers. As Eric said, it's important that we engage with others and discuss the issues that are relevant and timely in our culture. Check out the links below for more resources.
Family Conversation Kit: Gender, Sexuality, Marriage
How to Have That Difficult Conversation You've Been Avoiding
John Townsend, Henry Cloud | Zondervan Publishing | December 2005
Critical Conversations: A Christian Parents' Guide to Discussing Homosexuality with Teens
Tom Gilson | Kregel Publications | February 2016
How to Talk to a Skeptic: An Easy-To-Follow Guide for Natural Conversations and Effective Apologetics
Donald J. Johnson | Bethany House Publishers | October 2013
3 -UPDATE: UN-Safe Schools – Wagga councillor, Vic published ‘restricted resources’, Roz Ward teaching in PRIMARY schools, ‘Ambassador’ WITHDRAWS support
3.1 Congratulations! Wagga Councillor Paul Funnell speaks out against so–called ‘Safe Schools’
Thank you to Paul Funnell, the Wagga (NSW) councillor who spoke out about the agenda of the so-called Safe Schools Coalition. He said it was a ‘debauchery’ of a policy.
Mr Funnell said it was NOT about bullying, “This programme has nothing to do with abolishing bullying. It’s disgraceful, X-rated social engineering and will see the sexualisation of our children.” He described some of the content as “ludicrous” and even, in some cases, “criminal”, saying, “The material is completely inappropriate and does not belong in schools. Much of this would be considered grooming if it was not wrapped up in this programme and people would be rightly arrested. It’s ludicrous that this program teaches children that your genitals don't determine your gender and it completely warps their concept of sexuality.”
The local paper ran a POLL: “Do you support the government's Safe Schools programme?” The RESULT? So far, the vote is 84.25% ‘NO’!
It’s interesting that rural towns and cities have not been supportive of the program. Of course, once people do speak up, the activists move in and lobby for the local schools to ‘join up’! The article reports that Wagga already has a ‘Wagga’s Parents and Friends of Lesbians And Gays’ group, that thinks schools should join the program!
If you live in a rural area, it is VITAL that you speak to people associated with the local Council, the school Council and so on, to ask them to NOT JOIN the Safe Schools Coalition. Once they join, it is EXTREMELY difficult to get them to ‘resign’ from the SSCA!
Article: Wagga councillor Paul Funnell slams Safe Schools program as 'debauchery' of policy, Wagga Daily Advertiser, 16/5/2016.
3.2 Victorian government publishes RESTRICTED RESOURCES on the Education Department website!
The Andrews Labor government has defied the proposed restrictions on the so-called Safe Schools Coalition that were announced recently by federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham. Under those proposals some ‘resources’ (OMG I’m Queer etc) were removed from public display and the Year 7 curriculum ‘All of Us’ was removed to be ‘reviewed’. The program was also ONLY to be used in secondary schools, NOT primary schools.
Mr Andrews has said the FULL program will continue and all the resources would be available.
The RESTRICTED resources have now been posted on a new webpage on the Victorian Education Department website called ‘Safe Schools Coalition Victoria’.
The Education Department published a News Bulletin, telling schools, staff and the public, about the development, and providing a link to the new webpage.
Article: Safe Schools: Victoria defies Federal Government over anti-homophobia program, ABC, 15/5/2016.
3.3 Safe Schools – Roz Ward teaches gender ideology in PRIMARY SCHOOLS
Roz Ward, the founder of the Safe Schools Coalition, and the Victorian head, has admitted to teaching 7 YEAR OLDS about gender fluidity. She admitted, in a recording posted on the Stop Safe Schools Coalition Facebook page, that she used a lesson from the Year 7 ‘All of Us’ curriculum guide – about aliens coming to earth ad asking about what are boys and girls – then getting the labels swapped… and so on…
Plus, “In a separate recording, Ms Ward refers to visiting a primary school in regional Victoria to discuss gender ideology.”
The Australian reports, “Last week, Ms Ward, who has a masters degree in gender studies but no teaching qualification, was photographed at RMIT in Melbourne lecturing a group of student primary school teachers about the program.”
Article: Kids of 7 learn ‘gender diversity’ from Safe Schools Coalition, The Australian, 14/5/2016.
Article: Children as young as seven are being taught about 'transgender experiences' as part of primary school education program, Daily Mail, 14/5/2016.
3.4 Prominent transgender person DOESN’T SUPPORT Safe Schools Coalition
An interesting and significant development… Catherine McGregor, the prominent former Australian army officer who is transgender (born male, Malcolm) has spoken up about NOT SUPPORTING the Safe Schools Coalition.
McGregor had initially AGREED to be an ‘Ambassador’ for the Safe Schools Coalition program – but has now WITHDRAWN SUPPORT.
That’s after finding out what the program REALLY TEACHES – radical gender ideology and ‘queer theory’! In particular, it was the Marxist statements by Roz Ward that adversely impacted McGregor’s view of the program!
In addition, having ‘changed from one gender to the other (male to female) the idea of being ‘genderless’ and teaching the ideas of being ‘genderqueer’ and non-binary’ has also shocked McGregor.
Article: Catherine McGregor: I’m transgender but I can’t support Safe Schools, Herald Sun, 19/5/2016.
4. Victorian Premier – homophobia, bigots and ‘hate mail’!
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews calls people “bigots” if they dare to criticise the Safe Schools Coalition and its promotion of ‘queer theory’!
This week he said,
“I get my advice on policy from experts, not from bigots, not from people who really ought to be ashamed of themselves in terms of their views and their tampering with a program that actually works”
On IDAHOT Day, 17 May, Andrews published letters which were sent to him that he described as ‘hate mail’. Most of the letters are VERY reasonable, simply expressing concern. Others are more blunt… The Star Observer, a Sydney homosexual paper, PUBLISHED the letters ONLINE! At least the names were blacked out... but this is not good enough!
Apart from the totally unacceptable name-calling by the Premier, the publication of these letters is a huge INVASION of PRIVACY!
As Miranda Devine writes, on the transgenderism issue, “But woe betide those who try to push back. You will be called a ‘bigot’ by Labor leader Bill Shorten and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, your Facebook page will be censored and your perfectly reasonable, private letters of concern sent to the Premier’s office will be published online and ridiculed.”
Article from Sydney Star Observer (with letters): Victorian Premier shares ‘hate mail’ – ‘This is why we need IDAHOT, Star Observer, 17/5/2016.
Article by Miranda Devine: The Left doctrine that no one can criticise, Daily Telegraph, 18/5/2016.
5. Vic government gives $6.4 million to Monash Gender Dysphoria Clinic - $29 million to ‘sexuality’ programs!
In their recent Budget, the Victorian Labor government gave an additional $6 million in funding to Monash Health’s Gender Dysphoria Clinic. This is not an objective service that seeks to deal with the underlying psychological problems. It inevitably steers people toward gender re-assignment surgery.
The Clinic says they plan to EXPAND services to deal with MORE people!
This funding is on top of an extra $6 million in funding that the Labor government gave to the Gender Clinic at the Royal Children’s Hospital last year – because they were getting increasing numbers of children coming to the Clinic!
The current Budget gave $29 million in funding for ‘sexuality’ programs’ – we’ve previously mentioned the $15 million for a ‘Pride Centre’.
Even the Star Observer was surprised about the AMOUNT of funding – with their headline saying it was ‘surprisingly generous”, and writing, “The Victorian budget was released today, and it includes a record $30 million in funding to support initiatives for sexuality and gender diverse people across the state.”
Other funding included
· $4 million for a grants program to strengthen LGBTI organisations and support community leaders;
· $2.5 million for initiatives combatting homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia in rural and regional Victoria.
· $2.5 million for research and tailored programs that respond to violence within LGBTI communities …
Article: State Government drops $6.4m at Monash Medical Centre’s gender dysphoria health clinic, Herald Sun, 26/4/2016.
Article: Victoria Government’s surprisingly big funding package, Star Observer, 27/4/2016.
More on Greens LGBTIQ agenda
During the week we sent out the Greens’ new LGBTIQ policy and highlighted their position on same-sex ‘marriage’, Safe Schools and removal of religious freedom. A closer inspection shows that there are 14 areas they want change on… including hormones for teenagers to ‘change gender’, funds for mental health and foreign aid for LGBTIQ, IVF and adoption and more…
They’re also campaigning for people to be able to give blood regardless of their ‘sexuality’ or their sexual activity. The Greens claim that the ‘screening’ and testing procedures should be able to sort out if any blood is defective!
There are currently valid safeguards are in place, to protect the integrity of the blood service. The Australian Red Cross, which co-ordinates the Blood Service, does not allow anyone to give blood who has had homosexual male-to-male sex for a period of 12 MONTHS prior to donating blood. They note that they do not discriminate against people because of their ‘sexuality’ but, rather, they have regulations based on sexual ACTIVITY.
See the Fact Sheet from the Australian Red Cross Blood Service:
Keeping the blood supply safe – male to male sexual activity
There have been previous calls, and a long-running anti-discrimination complaint in Tasmania, to try and get approval for homosexuals to give blood – this now puts it as formal Greens policy
This is what the Greens say in the Greens LGBTIQ Election Plan:
BLOOD/MARROW DONATION BANS
The Greens believe that your capacity to donate blood or marrow should not be determined by your sexuality, especially when HIV screening and other medical interventions have advanced so far.
What do they actually mean by this? Presumably they don’t want any restriction based on whether people are actively engaging in male-male sex… they expect the ‘screening process’ to weed out any infected blood!
According to the Australian newspaper, "A 2015 report by the Human Rights Commission said the rate of suicide for LGBT people was between 3.5 and 14 times higher than the general population and LGBTI people were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with depression or anxiety."1
That is because gay sex goes against nature. We have a thing called a conscience which cannot be appeased or subjugated fully by the rainbow. Drugs make it go away but only for a short while. The burden of having done something which causes the conscience to do its job just comes back stronger and heavier after the drugs wear off.
All of this encouraging young people to try gay sex acts and to pretend they can choose their gender will cause a tsunami of youth depression, broken relationships and suicide.
The arrogant politicians in state and federal governments just keep forcing gay sex-ed on our schools, in our day-care centres, and spend our money building gay community centres, appointing gay commissioners to stamp out any who oppose gay ideology and targeting our children.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. WHEN ARE AUSTRALIANS GOING TO STAND UP AND DEFEND THEIR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN.
18th May 2016
To the children and youth of Australia,
The leaders of your country have been corrupted. The political leaders only stand for one thing and that is their re-election. They will do anything it takes to secure their well paid cushy jobs.. But they are doing NOTHING to protect you, the future of Australia.
These men and women are supposed to be the responsible adults placed in positions of authority over you for your good. They have failed in this and instead you are in need of protection FROM these adults rather than being protected BY them. They have failed in their duty as guardians of your future. They will leave you nothing but financial and moral debt.
The media, corporate leaders, leaders in government departments like Education, and in the entertainment industry, are only interested in trying to subjugate you by leading you down paths which will harm not benefit you.
Your parents and extended family have successfully been silenced or they are too busy indulging in their idols of self-gratification and radical individualism to truly care about your best interests.
The Christian Church, which once stood as a guardian at the gates of our good society, has also been silenced by the intimidation tactics of the "progressive" left-wing forces who have taken over our society.
You are on your own. But you do have a voice, and the power to turn back the rainbow before it is too late.
Those of you who are under 18 and cannot vote, you too still have a voice and it is called "social media." This is your tool and weapon with which to fight back and reclaim that which your parents have so naively squandered.
Please think about it. Is it right that you are being told, by politicians trying to change marriage laws, by music videos, by TV sitcoms, movies, and now at schools from the so-called "Safe Schools" program, that it is good for you to have sex with someone of your own sex? Or that you can now even "choose" your own gender?
You do not have to fall for their deception.
Have they told you of the life-threatening health consequences and risks to your life by encouraging young people to engage in gay sex acts? Have they told you about syphilis, gonorrhea, anal cancer, mouth cancer, anal fecal leakage for life, bowel diseases, urinary tract diseases, HIV/AIDS?
Have they told you of the high chance of mental health illnesses, relationship trauma, suicide risks, all associated with you trying these highly dangerous gay sex acts?
Why do they keep these truths from you in the "Safe Schools" program?
It is now up to you to speak. To act, for your sake, and for the sake of your younger brothers and sisters, for your cousins, for other children's sake, for your future children's sake and your grandchildren's sake, for all future generation's sake.
Your great-grandfathers, and some of your grandfathers were brave, noble and honorable. They saw what left-wing forces can do to a free society and they fought and died to protect their nation from totalitarian ideologies like the rainbow movement.
They did the right thing by protecting their children and grandchildren. But the current generation of adults have had it too easy. They have no memory of such threats. They are selfish, short-sighted. They only care for themselves, for their self-gratification, for pleasure.
It is time to reverse the blight of violence and lust. To admit that the modern creed which proclaims, "If it feels good, do it!" has failed,
This not-so "progressive" and decidedly un-happy and un-colourful movement tearing up our society has caused too many young lives to be lost because of drug-overdoses, too many children to grow up without fathers because they are selfishly pre-occupied and too many children to be motherless because of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
The rainbow movement has and will continue to .subjugate our children to feed the new boom industry of treating mental illness and youth depression rampant solely because of the promotion to our young people of wrong living,
With the help of social media you, the future of Australia, can rise up and protect the legacy your forefathers died to leave to you. Do it. Rise up and demand that marriage and family and children be protected. Demand that our moral foundations be protected not destroyed by the law. Do not let these selfish adults sell your inheritance for a pittance leaving you with nothing.
Take a stand today. Australia's future depends on it,
As yet another Christian church building is burnt to the ground in Australia, preparations are being made by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrew's to start building his new $15m taxpayer funded homosexual "community" centre.
The centre is expected to epitomize the closed shop, anti-all non-supporters of LGBTIQ, and to be a centre of mass activism and discrimination against Christians and Christianity.
The only "community" welcome at the new centre will be gays and their activist friends. Rather than building true community it will become a rallying point to propagate and spread the division which rainbow politics is creating in Australia, a war-room for their war on religion, Christianity, morality, children, families, freedom of speech, religion and conscience.
The vilification of Christians by Daniel Andrew's government and the rainbow movement must at some stage be pointed to as being a most likely cause of the recent spate of church burnings which have occurred in Victoria.
The most recent fire destroyed another church building in Geelong, which while looking like a Christian church was in fact a mosque, as it was an old liberal Uniting Christian church which died and whose building was taken over by an Islamic group,
"Inspector Graham Banks from Victoria Police said he did not believe someone had deliberately targeted the mosque, but it may be linked to a recent string of church fires.
"This is one of a series of fires against places of worship in the Geelong area. There's been four since October last year," he said.
Inspector Graham Banks said the series of fires had been targeting Christian-based churches.
In April, a suspicious fire gutted a 103-year-old Presbyterian church in Geelong West and it had to be knocked down.
In December, two churches were set alight within half and hour of each other in Norlane.
G.K. Chesterton once said, “Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.” It seems the "responsible adults" in charge of Australia have had it so easy they have no convictions at all, except to blindly tolerate anything which can destroy us.
The rise of the "Progressives," who seem to have taken over all sides of Australian politics, and who are renowned for one common trait: their intolerance for Christians, will tolerate almost anything else but Christianity, which they see as their main political and ideological opposition. The movement which pretends to be so "tolerant" are in fact totalitarian in their intolerance of and attempt to remove this opposition.
The hatred against Christians, which has been fomented by the "progressive" politicians and media, in their attempt to replace our Christian moral foundations with the immoral foundations of the anything goes (except Christianity) homo-sexual revolution, has the potential to "progress" Australian society back into the dark ages.
Not only does Daniel Andrew's, Bill Shorten's and the Greens anti-Christian, anti-family, anti-marriage, anti-freedom of speech, religion and conscience, rhetoric, trumpeted loudly by the fully infiltrated media, lead us away from the strong society we have inherited from our forefathers, but it is quickly leading us toward the civil unrest which comes from demonizing one of the strongest community building institutions our nation has ever known, the Christian church.
The ratcheting up of the anti-Christian rhetoric by the political and media elite, accompanied by the forcefully imposed "progressive" immorality of taxpayer funded programs such as the "Safe Schools" gay recruitment brainwashing sex-ed courses will potentially destroy what our forefathers fought and died to protect.
Nothing good can come from a nation replacing moral teaching in its schools with programs which teach immorality as now being required by its citizens. Promoting things such as gay anal sex as somehow being good and gender as being something which you can choose will lead to nothing but social chaos, which is a goal of the socialist ideologues who have stolen our nation.
It is not yet too late. But you will need to act soon.
The child sexualizing and grooming program, "Safe Schools," designed by homosexual ideologues, funded by taxpayer funds and now championed by social anarchists Daniel Andrews, Bill Shorten's ALP and the Australian Greens, should be forced to provide the FULL picture about the gay sex acts the program seeks to promote and normalize to Australia's children.
Children deserve to be given a full education rather than a one-sided attempt to recruit them to become gay and/or to become gay activists.
Children need to be told that if they perform gay sex acts, or if they allow gay people to sexually violate them, that the health consequences are extremely severe.
Mention must be made of the range of sexually transmitted diseases which are common in the gay community due to the gay sex acts they practice. Diseases such as syphilis, gonorrhea, HIV/AIDS, anal cancer, throat cancer, bowel diseases, urinary tract diseases, feces leakage from a damaged/stretched anus.
Mention must be made of the reality that the massive rise in health costs to treat this upcoming epidemic of STDS, due to normalizing and promoting these sex acts to Australian children, will be carried by ALL Australian taxpayers.
Why should all taxpayers foot the bill for this misguided and pernicious attempt at social engineering our already very well engineered society?
Safe Schools neglect to discuss syphilis, gonorrhea, HIV/AIDS, anal cancer, throat cancer.
When were our federal or state governments given a mandate from parents to force these radical socialist social engineering strategies, such as the Safe Schools con, on Australia's children?
It is more than just government overreach and coercion, it verges on illegal child grooming practices on a massive scale.
Why isn't Malcolm Turnbull doing something about the Safe Schools gay recruitment program? If he wont protect your children do not give him your vote. Try voting for the minor parties who have promised to stand up for your families and children.
The rainbow movement has and will continue to .subjugate our children to feed the new boom industry of treating mental illness and youth depression, rampant in Australia solely because of the promotion to our young people of wrong living,
No wonder Beyond Blue are in the thick of promoting gender confusion and gay sex and lifestyles to our children. They are in the middle of one of the biggest growth industries in Australia, the youth depression and mental illness boom.
What better way to breed lots of new clients than to encourage things like gay sex, and to brainwash our nation's boys to try to make them behave like girls. Planning for madness by forcing mad plans on our society.
Who is standing up for our children?
Call to Christians to wake up and start to be the Church.
Starting 2016 let the lessons of history and the power of God turn back the tide.
To coincide with the lead up to the national election in Australia on the 2nd July 2016 Christians around the world are asked to stand together on the 12th June 2016, to pray, to preach God's word and to boldly encourage all Christians to TAKE ACTION as the powerful body of Jesus Christ, to protect Australia from the attempt by the rainbow movement to destroy marriage and family and force gay sex education on Australian children.
Speak up. Speak loudly. Speak boldly. Not just once, but every week. It is God's word not man's. It has power. It cannot be silenced. It will not come back empty. In the name of Christ, stand up and speak! Tell the world: "In the name of Christ 'Stop' this tsunami of immorality and leave our children alone."
For too long the Church in the West has been too comfortable, too silent, too weak, too compromising. It is time for all Christian churches to be filled with the power of all of God's word to our world.
The majority of churches have been guilty of never having read out or preached on Genesis 19:1-29. Our society is now paying a price of this failure. BUT... God is merciful. The race is not finished yet, so let's preach it now as it has never been preached on earth.
Give prominence to the solution, the Gospel, that Jesus can wash us clean, no matter what we have done in the past. We are all sinners, every one of us, and Jesus has the power to save, forgive, heal, to lift burdens, to free from bondage. Just ask Him. But, confession and repentance (turning from sinful behavior) is required.
Read out Genesis chapter 19:1-29 to your congregations and preach on it. Include related passages and also preach a sermon series on marriage spread over a number of weeks. There is a lot of less than biblical thinking in our congregations (particularly are younger people) on this matter. Let God speak.
Pray for your civic leaders to do what all good magistrates should do, promote what is good and suppress what is evil.
Why not also then preach a series on Leviticus and spend a couple of weeks looking at the holiness code of Lev.18 and the links to Jesus teaching on 'porneia' in Matt. 5:32; 15:8-19 and 19:1-9 which every Jew understood was a referent for the holiness code of Lev.18.
Also Paul's language in 1Cor. 6:9 and 1 Tim 1:10 (arsenkoitai) which again is a reference to the LXX version of Lev.18:22 which means 'men who bed men' (a compound word made up of arsen=men and koiten=bed).
It is important we remind people that both Jesus and His apostles affirmed marriage and saw homosexuality as sexual immorality (porneia). Homosexuality like many other sins keeps people away from God. Encouraging this is not love.
It is obviously important to speak in measured words so that we do not unnecessarily offend those who are homosexuals, those who struggle with same-sex attraction or those who have family or friends who are homosexuals. Ultimately, we call them to repentance and faith in Jesus and model that grace in our preaching and applications.
Please spread a link to this site far and wide to all your Christian friends via email and social media. We do not love God or our neighbor by pretending that sinful behavior is good. Like the prophets of old, it is loving to bring the truth to people, not what they want to hear, but the truth. As the prophet Isaiah said, "They parade their sin like Sodom. They do not hide it. Woe to their soul! For they have brought disaster upon themselves." Isaiah 3:9
Stand up for God, for truth, for your children, your country and for freedom. The law is a teacher and shaper of society. The consequences of changing marriage are still not widely enough understood and hopefully with more mature debate, and resistance to the intimidation campaign of those who seek to shut down healthy debate and rush through such major social changes, we as a nation will be able to move forward with wisdom rather than emotion as our guide.
A possible series could look like:
Sermon 1: What God says about marriage. (Genesis 2:19 – 25 Matthew 19:1 – 12, Ephesians 5:22 – 33)
Sermon 2: What God says about sex. Song of Solomon
Sermon 3: What God says about sexual immorality (1 Corinthians 6:9 – 20)
Sermon 4: What God says about homosexuality (Leviticus 18 and Romans 1)
Sermon 5: What God says about equality and submission (Ephesians 5 and 1 Peter 2)
SOURCE: Sodom & Gomorrah Sunday 12th June 2016
There is “a time to be silent, and a time to speak”. (Ecclesiastes 3:7). Now is the time to speak, so please speak up and defend children, truth and freedom. Craig Manners
“What the world needs most is a voice that courageously speaks the truth, not when the world is right, but a voice that speaks the truth when the world is wrong.” Fulton Sheen
True marriage offers true equality for children. Every child comes from and needs BOTH a Mum and a Dad. Every human being has dignity and deserves respect. All sorts of relationships can be respected at law without having to change marriage laws. In fact that has been the case legally for many years. The simple fact remains though that not every relationship is marriage.